Franklin Graham Says American Taxpayer Funding of Foreign Abortions Bill Must Be Thwarted

Franklin Graham (Charisma News archives)
By a very slim margin, House Democrats have passed a bill to pay for abortions worldwide using American tax dollars. Evangelist Franklin Graham said this must stop.

Graham said on a recent Facebook post, "The Helms Amendment, named for my good friend and pro-life Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina who passed away in 2008, was put in place nearly 50 years ago to prevent this from happening. This week, Democrats in the House voted to repeal the Helms Amendment and use U.S. tax dollars to pay for abortions internationally.

"This is not only wrong on every level, but it's not what the American people want. A Marist poll showed that 76 percent of Americans say they oppose using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries, while only 21 percent support it."

The U.S. House voted 217-12 to fund elective abortions in foreign countries with U.S. tax dollars. But, according to the National Review, "pro-life Democrats have gone extinct in the House of Representatives. ... All but three Democrats voted to pass the bill, killing the Helms Amendment on Wednesday night, and the three Democratic 'no votes'—Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib—didn't oppose the bill because it would fund abortion."

The National Review went on to say, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have endangered the Democratic majority by having her caucus vote for taxpayer funding in foreign countries. Multiple studies have show that taxpayer subsidies for abortion increases the number of human lives ended by abortion and the policy is deeply unpopular."

The vote has yet to go before the Senate, and Graham said we must pray that it doesn't pass.

"Abortion is murder and has serious repercussions," Graham said.

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